I am to write a short introduction and cannot get livelier or better informed than this. Axé.
I am almost finished with this paper and there are two magazine articles which have served as inspiration. One is on Saidiya Hartman. In print it is called “Secret Histories;” it is by one Alexis Okeowo and it is in the October 26, 2020 New Yorker, pp. 44-51. Scenes of subjection is Foucauldian — interested … More For the prison paper
Today I wrote a friend who is dying and said look: tomorrow without fail you must contact your estranged daughter, I guarantee you she would far rather know than not. I got a message back from the daughter saying my mother is too weak to speak but she much appreciates the messages I read to … More 26.XI
This is something to watch, but it is too serious for me now. Axé.
I found these notes from long ago, before I started this blog, about abusive parents. It seems like another world now, but it explains some things. 1/ Parents and money. How did I/will I/would I feel when I/if I accepted financial help? Answer: murdered/nonexistent. 2/ They cannot handle emotions. Any adverse emotion leads them directly … More Notes from the past
…working at sub-par wages directly or indirectly for transnational corporations, barred from their homes but immobilized where they are, lacking civil and human rights. The boundary between the two categories is porous, since the migrant can easily become a prisoner. The immobility of these two classes stands in sharp contrast to the free movement of … More On prisons: Cut, but possibly good, or better than what I revised it to
There is Gurumbé and more: Jordi Savall’s Routes of Slavery, for instance, which you can buy. There’s Slavery and the black presence in Spanish Golden Age literature. There’s Staging “habla de negros.” Axé.
THAT TEXT, find it, it will have to do with Lorca. Axé.
In the major conflicts of the past thirty years, most tenured faculty have been absent. A fairly small group works on important institutional issues they know well– police abolition, admissions equity, faculty diversification, grad student unionization, among others. Meanwhile, the majority of tenure-track faculty are completely silent on budgeting, administrative accountability, pseud-integration, and other major … More Why are faculty apathetic? (I’ve got to reorganize this post and also make one on ventriloquism and strategies to hide the notion of slavery … also, in France you can’t look up “Blackness” or “Black” as a term in archives)